Sunday, May 26, 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Bronwen Tate has some poems in The Tiny, and there is a recent article on her and her work online at Potash Hill: The Magazine of Marlboro College; forthcoming author Lydia Unsworth has a new poem up at Litter, and another up at Train : a poetry journal; Melissa Eleftherion has new work up at SWWIM; and the last of Eric Schmaltz' commentaries is now online at Jacket2.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Bill Neumire was good enough to provide the first review of Gil McElroy's LAOS (Some Julian Days) (2018) in Vallum 16:1, "Connections," which was just released at the beginning of the month. Thanks so much! To see the full review, you have to pick up a copy of the issue, but the three-page review includes:
The speaker of these poems, though framed in a clipped, military aura, is a judgmental observer offering a tint of sadness in abstraction. It’s musical and emotionally effective, and he even becomes touchingly connected, or at least desiring of connection in lines like, “[t]he / very knowing / of you…” and “[t]ouching, / touching the ugly / of each other” from section 2457712. The continuous structure rings similar to Leaves of Grass or other projects of continuation, but unlike Whitman, it’s not an inclusively democratic gesture; rather, the language is quirky, Cummings-like in its jarring utterances that remain committed to sound, to alliteration, internal rhyme, and slant rhyme.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
forthcoming author Lydia Unsworth has an essay in the "On Writing" series at the ottawa poetry newsletter; forthcoming author Conyer Clayton is featured in rob mclennan's Spotlight series via Medium; Lea Graham has a new poem up at typishly; and Hailey Higdon is interviewed over at Touch the Donkey.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Travis Sharp is interviewed via poetry mini interviews, and has new work up at where is the river; rob mclennan is interviewed by the Ottawa Arts Council, as part of a spotlight; forthcoming author Jane Virginia Rohrer has a new poem up at the Chaudiere Books blog as part of National Poetry Month; and Rob Taylor conducts a two-part interview with Georges Bowering and Stanley (among other BC poets) for National Poetry Month.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Jennifer Kronovet is interviewed over at poetry mini interviews; Fenn Stewart has a guest post up at The League of Canadian Poets blog for National Poetry Month; forthcoming author Chris Johnson has a poem up at the Chaudiere Books blog for National Poetry Month, as do Stephen Brockwell, Julia Polyck-O'Neill and Geoffrey Nilson.